Photographer's Note

A few seconds after the photo the furious winds took this bush away, further into the dunes.

Shot taken in Deserto do Viana on the island of Boa Vista, near the city of Rabil. Deserto do Viana is a small sand desert in the middle of Boa Vista, called the "Sahara of Cabo Verde". The sand indeed comes from the Sahara and is transported mainly in the winter time from Harmattan winds from the african continent onto the island. As Boa Vista is the island nearest to the continent, it is also the sandiest one. Due to the always present, strong winds there (sometimes you can lean against it) there are always nice patterns in the dunes.

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Additional Photos by Franz Xaver Huber (frunchy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 53 N: 355] (1800)
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